Supporting Community Connections (SCC) is a suicide prevention outreach program for the Cantonese, Hmong and Vietnamese speaking communities in Sacramento County. The program aims to bring awareness, reduce stigma, increase protective factors, reduce risk factors and lend a voice to these communities. We provide API-relevant education on suicide prevention to schools, community centers, and at community events. We increase protective factors by offering classes and support groups in native languages to fight risk factors such as limited acculturation, loneliness, and hopelessness. We also empower participants by providing the skills for community members to be part of the campaign.
In addition to outreach activities throughout the community, APCC has the Family Wellness Center (FWC), a place for community members to come and participate in activities in a safe, welcoming environment. The FWC offers a variety of classes and groups structured to address needs identified by the communities themselves. English as a Second Language, Computer Skills taught in Vietnamese and Ballroom Dancing are just a few of the offerings meant to decrease isolation, increase acculturation and improve fitness. Please contact us for the most current schedule.